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in texas or he worked for many, many years. he helped nurture george w. bush and help him get elected. governor of texas, then was beyond his presidential election as well. he is very, very strong in the texas energy industry, knows many wealthy people there. he is, by all accounts, a terrific fund-raiser. and someone -- wealthy people enjoy talking about politics with him. this is not a science. this is an art. it is a question of personal relationships. karl rove is very skilled and those things. >> what about his relationship with romney? >> they have no long history of friendship or alliance. but karl rove has become basically the embodiment of the establishment of republican party in the same way that romney is sort of the alternative to the tea party, rove is the alternative. rove basically helped push the tea party candidates to one side. he was important in 2010, 2011 criticizing people like michelle bachmann, herman cain, and basically helping us sort out the republican field so that romney could emerge. and this is because karl rove and his allies saw romney as the most elec
. >> in 2004 as george w. bush and john kerry wrapped up their campaigns, "democracy now!" spoke to the late legendary history howard zinn. he explained what he another sign a petition calling for people to vote for kerry in swing states. >> people should vote for kerry in swing states. the reason is this -- i am speaking not for everyone, but i would guess this is their thinking, certainly my thinking. and that is, i tietmeyer nader enormously. he stands high above these other candidates in terms of his morality and contributions of the country, but this election is the wrong place for him to put his great energy and talent. it is a waste of his stature to put all of his work that he has done into counting the votes in an election, which he cannot win anyway. and the bush administration is so dangerous. >> that was howard zinn talking about why people should vote for john kerry over ralph nader in 2004. dr. jill stein? >> that was then and this is now. let me say i think the last four years have been quite instructive to people, really the last 10 years there have been these campaigns of fe
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